ERIC FLIES TO VICTORY IN THE 4TH SENIOR OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP SUPPORED BY SNTTA TRAVEL2017-02-24 06:38:19
4th Seniors Open Golf Championship Supported by SNTTA
ERIC FLIES TO VICTORY IN THE 4TH SENIOR OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP SUPPORED BY SNTTA TRAVEL
Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club hosted its 4TH Seniors Open Golf Championship supported by SNTTA Travel on Saturday 11th February 2017, with a full field of fifty years and above golfers battling it out to become the fourth champions, the day was set for a great days play.
Al Hamra Golf Club member Eric Engelbrecht was crowned champion after achieving an impressive 39 Stableford points in tricky weather conditions. Eric started the day off relatively slowly, posting 16 points on his front nine, the back nine was a different story as everything in true golfing fashion clicked into place and Eric was able to card 23 points giving him a total of 39 Stableford points. The champion Eric carded no fewer than 1 net eagle and four net birdies all featuring on an exciting and flawless back nine holes of golf. As well as being crowned Champion Eric had the additional benefit of securing a place in the Pro-am for the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq on the 15th March 2017, a unique opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest names on the European Seniors Tour.
Second place was a hard fought battle and after a scorecard playoff it went to Emirates Golf Club member Sultan Mahmood who carded 37 points with five net birdies and two net eagles in a rollercoaster ride of 18 holes. Sultan narrowly beat out Satwinder Sembi of Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club who took home the Third place trophy.
The Club welcomed Graham Birnie from Abu Dhabi City Golf club and he put in a great performance to take home the Championship’s gross trophy on a score of 34 gross Stableford points, a great round of golf given the testing conditions. Rita Engelbrecht of Al Hamra Golf Club won best lady with 35 points and Shaheen Butt of Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club won the Super Senior (60 years +) Prize.